Fourth ISCA ITRW on Speech Synthesis

August 29 - September 1, 2001
Perthshire, Scotland

Creation of speech corpora for the multilingual Bonn Open Synthesis System

Esther Klabbers (1) and Karlheinz Stöber (2)

(1) IPO, Center for User-System Interaction, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
(2) Institute for Communication Research and Phonetics (IKP), University of Bonn, Germany

In this paper we present the procedure for creating a new speech corpus for the Bonn Open Synthesis System (BOSS). BOSS has several advantages which make this procedure particularly straightforward and fast. BOSS is open source, allowillg flexible use of components and corpora. It shows a clear separation between data and architecture, which means that a change in corpus does not require a change in the architecture. The data formats are strictly defined, making it a very transparent system. The implementation of a small Dutch corpus is used as a case study.

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Bibliographic reference.  Klabbers, Esther / Stöber, Kerlheinz (2001): "Creation of speech corpora for the multilingual Bonn Open Synthesis System ", In SSW4-2001, paper 136.